August 17th, 2006

tennis anyone?

Made a Custom Moodtheme!


Yes, I decided to make my own custom moodtheme for my LJ. (And probably for Marilyn mistressmarilyn to use, too.) I plan to create a zip file and have it available to share with others...

It's dedicated to tennis player Rafael Nadal. Here are some example images of the moods...

artistic:
artistic
contemplative:
contemplative
busy:
busy
scared:
scared

(Yes. The 'scared' image is ranking Rafa's whole 'banana incident' where he claimed the banana was stuck in his throat or something -- and made a big fuss, holding up play... The devil made me do it!)

Really not that hard to create, once you gather enough images. (I did repeat a few times, but pretty much made different images for each of the available moods...)

Now I need to make a zip file and do 'instructions' on how to use it (for those who don't know how). Hopefully I'll get that done today!

I need to do an update about what's been up with me, too.

I hope we get to play tennis tonight!!!

Our friend Mitch phoned Monday to say he'd finally taken his racket in to get it restrung (the strings were broken). He checked out a couple of places, I guess -- but ended up going to the same place we did in the end. (grin)

Anyway, he was supposed to get his racket back yesterday, so I imagine he's anxious to play, too.

We're supposed to hit the mid-90's by Saturday, by the way. (whew) Yesterday was cooler -- and so far it's overcast and cool today, too.site stats

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    artistic artistic
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Support Request Day at LJ?


Yes, I'm being bitchy when I say that. (smile) Ignore me...

But I've just put my second request in for support -- this time because my images appear to be displaying incorrectly when I'm in my Friends view. (sigh)

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The really weird thing?

This only applies to my own journal entries -- and not to those of my friends!

Well, it's also weird that it displays fine if I'm in my Recent Entry view...

I wonder what's up?site stats

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Image Placeholders -- Just for the Record!


I got a timely response to my question about the image placeholders problem, which I'll share here. (I'll probably want to mention it over at l_j_for_dummies at some point, too!)

When changing your Viewing Options here at LiveJournal, you'll want to keep in mind the following regarding image placeholders!

If you don't tend to define the size of your image (width and height, in other words), then LJ will automatically treat that image as large.

I used to define this religiously in the early days when I first learned how to use HTML, but when I discovered that it was all about the alt, I focused on that, instead.

Clearly it makes perfect sense that LJ needs some way to tell the size of any given image, though! (duh) I don't know why that didn't occur to me before, frankly.

But if that's so, then why did it display fine in my Recent view -- as opposed to my Friends view? (hmm)

Anyway, I've gone back to no placeholders, needless to say. (Which is much easier than starting to define the size of every image I share!!!)

For the record, I was using this as an easy way around my viewing issue with various friends/communities. Far too many people post without using an lj-cut -- and it drives me crazy! So usually I just go in and filter people and communities out of my Default View.

The problem with that 'solution' is that I'll often forget for long periods of time to go back in and change the filter back again, so I can include everyone. (sigh)

Yes.

I could always 'bitch' at people and mention the lj-cut more often. (I've certainly done it often enough in the past, after all!) But I've gotten tired of doing that. I have to do it often enough as a community moderator...

So much for easy answers!

But it was nice to get a quick reply from LJ Support!site stats

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    blah blah